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Marsettes: Mars’ Mid-Century Answer to Rolo!

Back in 1958, the Mars company introduced a product to the USA market that might sound familiar:  It was a roll of caramel-filled drum-shaped chocolate candies, wrapped in gold foil.  Mars called this new offering Marsettes, and while their time … Continue reading

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My Year in Collecting: 2016!

Though it arrives a little later than I’d planned, today I’m excited to present my 2016 “Year in Collecting” retrospective graphical collage.  This is the eighth year in a row that I’ve put one of these together and it’s fun … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017 with Six New Just Born Boxes!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  While there was a lot of great new Valentine’s seasonal offerings this year, I’ve only time for one post.  I’m choosing to dedicate today’s feature on the six new-for-2017 Just Born boxed Valentine’s seasonal offerings – … Continue reading

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The Sears Candy Shop! Plus: The Return of WishbookWeb.com!

Years before I launched CollectingCandy.com, I mounted an effort to create an online archive of vintage Christmas catalogs, like the old Sears Wishbooks.  That vintage Christmas catalog website was and is WishbookWeb.com and this week and I relaunched WishbookWeb with … Continue reading

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CollectingCandy.com’s 5th Anniversary!! Plus the World Premier of the Lost Big League Chew Flavor: Cola!

Today marks five years exactly since CollectingCandy.com was launched (way back on February 6th, 2012) with a feature retrospective on the Big League Chew brand.   Since then, I’ve penned another 632 articles including the publication of over 6,000 images (many … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday 2017 and Snickers’ Football Phrase Wrappers!

It’s once again Super Bowl Sunday, and once again I’ll be marking the day with some NFL tie-in candy wrappers!  This year I’ll be featuring Mars’ play on their successful “You’re Not Yourself When You’re Hungry” Snickers trait bar promotion, … Continue reading

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The Search for the 1970’s Blow Pop “Squarepack” and Charms Blow Pop’s Earliest Origins!

When researching the history of candy, I sometimes come across things I’ve never seen before or didn’t previously know existed.  It often happens when I’m lucky enough to find a vintage store photo showing a candy display or aisle. Today … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts!

Reese’s Pieces have been around since the late 1970’s, and over the years the brand has received limited run extensions in the form of Reese’s Pieces with the addition of Peanuts.  They did so just last year, but I was … Continue reading

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How a 1970’s Russian “Red Scare” Set M&M’s Mascots Back Twenty Years!

Between 1976 and 1985, red M&M’s were banished from the world due to a Russian “red scare” having to due with a food dye additive.  It is a story that has been told before, but newly discovered evidence reveals an … Continue reading

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Nestle’s Long Forgotten Bonanza Bar and A Tale of Two Product Launches!

Today’s post is one I am especially excited to publish as the Bonanza bar has been on my list of lost-to-history brands I’ve long sought to uncover evidence on.  Until today, there have never been images or references to the … Continue reading

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